it's awesome no matter what, you know, the pride that goes into a vehicle like that. but i knew it was the end too. you know, i knew i was gonna be out on the street. >> and space shuttle, for you, i have the sense was a statement about the country. >> oh, yeah, absolutely. this is a matter of national pride. >> the end of the shuttle is threatening businesses that families have built over decades, like shuttles, the first bar you come to leaving the space center. not just a bar, really-- it's the place where astronauts land. before the last launch, we stopped in to the see owner bill grillo. how many employees did you have at the peak? >> well, we had 25. >> and now? >> we're down to 8. >> and you're one of them. >> yeah. if it comes down to just myself and my son and the cook, we'll hang on. shuttles will be here. i won't let it go. >> but seven months later, shuttles looked like this.